Plea to Kerala FM to allocate fund for retired journalists’ health scheme

Monday, Feb 2, 2015,19:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The Senior Journalists Forum has urged state Finance minister K M Mani to allocate fund in the coming budget for a comprehensive health scheme for retired journalists.
The Forum’s state executive, which met here today, also demanded creation of a separate fund to strengthen the existing Kerala Journalists Welfare pension scheme.The State Committee meet in another resolution urged the Union government to provide free rail travel for retired journalists.
Prof K V Thomas MP, who inaugurated the meet, presented the memento of the Forum to N Moosakutty, the recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation. Mosakutty is one of the Secretaries of Senior Journalists’Forum- Kerala.
Forum President C R Ramachandran presided. General Secretary, A Madhavan  and Former President of Kerala Union of Working Journalists P N Prasannakumar also spoke.